Tuesday, June 9, 2009

jot it down / take note


L - Nikon / T - Nikon

Another fun-filled weekend. Friday after work and it was off to a good start. Taylor joined me at a party that one of my workmates was having (an open house). I was so pleased that she would choose to do that with me on a Friday night. Afterwards, we went out to eat and dined outdoors – actually needing our sweaters to stay warm – such a pleasant evening. Saturday we were up bright and early for boot camp. This was the first of the summer session. I was so pleased that Taylor decided to join me in the pain. Of course she out performed me by far. The rest of the day was relaxed – reading in the hammock, a little of this and that. Sunday was the highlight of the weekend. Taylor and I attended a photography workshop from 9am - 5pm and really felt like we came home with some good information. The instructor was very easy to understand and had a pleasant personality. The exciting part of the day was having a live model shoot with a choice of 4 different model "stations". We had a belly dancer, an exotic sword dancer, a prom date, a basketball player, an urban teen, a superfly, a woman in a traditional sari, an Egyptian lady, etc. I After comparing images I found that hers were far better composed and exposed than mine – no surprise really. Maybe I'll show a few on my autumnsun blog if she doesn't mind. From there we went to the Virgina Highlands Artfest were see listened to a favorite band and I view amazing art.
I haven't neglect your blogs on purpose - in fact I've missed them very much. I hope you all had wonderful weekends as well.

13 comments:

Jaime said...

Oh, that photography workshop sounds like so much fun! I would love to photograph a belly dancer with all that colour and movement and beauty.
Glad you had a great weekend.
:)

georgia b. said...

sounds like a great weekend—especially the workshop! i really enjoyed the workshop i went to.

glad you got some relaxing in there, too. great pair of photos, as usual.

Char said...

I can't wait to see the shots! I love the organization of the workshop too - great they had the models.

elk said...

those are the kind of weekends that make memories to treasure...except maybe the boot camp...wink!

giftsofthejourney said...

It does sound like a great weekend! I took a look at the website for the workshop and it looks as if you had some interesting instructors. I hope you'll give us an example of your photographs.

bermudabluez said...

Sounds like a terrific mother/daughter weekend! Except I don't think I'd like the bootcamp part...

Claire said...

this post makes me so excited for my mom's visit later this year. the two of you really do such fun things together!

Puna said...

Wow, what a wonderful weekend! Boot camp? Good for you! Exercise and a photography class, now that's my kind of weekend. I've never taken a photography class before. I can only imagine what I could learn.

Woman in a Window said...

To be fed artistically like that, I think my belly would pooch swollen, so well fed. Oh, show some here, as well, please. (What, am I so lazy to click over when I can take the time to write this sentence? Shame on me!)

Gayle said...

I love when you write about the things that you and Taylor do together! What a wonderful relationship you two have! I hope that when my daughter is grown, she and I share the same kind of relationship!

Jewels said...

Wow, that sounds like a perfectly wonderful weekend. I hope to have a lot of time shooting next week on vacation!

Relyn said...

Is that a Kindle I spy? Do you love it? What are you thoughts on it vs. a typical book?

SE'LAH... said...

your weekend sounds like it was awesome, espe. the photography workshop.

we've missed you too.

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.